Man in custody after shots fired at police in Bonaire, authorities say

jburk@macon.comJune 27, 2013 

BONAIRE -- A man was taken into custody Thursday evening after shooting at police from his residence, authorities said.

At about 5:30 p.m., Warner Robins police responded to a house in the 100 block of Galaxy Avenue near Ga. 96 to assist medical personnel with a patient. While police were on their way, shots were fired, according to a news release.

Once officers arrived, the man, who police have not named, began shooting at them, the release states. The SWAT team responded, as well as multiple officers from Warner Robins police and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

The man fired multiple shots at police, but officers did not shoot back, Warner Robins police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh said.

At about 7:30 p.m., the man came out of the home unarmed and was taken to Houston Medical Center for an evaluation, she said. There were no injuries, though there was property damage due to gunfire. No one else was in the home at the time.

“Of course the investigation is still ongoing, so our details at this point are very limited,” Pugh said.

Whether charges will be brought against the man is still being investigated, she said.

During the incident, authorities closed off several streets near Galaxy Avenue, which is surrounded by brick houses with manicured lawns. The immediate area around the crime scene will remain blocked off, but residents will be able to get to their homes.

To contact writer Jennifer Burk, call 256-9705.

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